Ering to move Krishi Utthan bill

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: MP Ninong Ering will move the Krishi Utthan Bill 2019 in the upcoming parliament session to assure basic income to the farmers.
The bill, which has been submitted to the legislative office of the Lok Sabha, proposes establishment of a national agriculture council, comprising members from all states of the country, to overcome the problems of farmers.
“A total of 12,602 persons involved in the farming sector committed suicide during 2015, which accounted for 9.4% of total suicide victims (133,623) in the country (from the records of the National Crime Records Bureau),” the proposal states.
“The 70th round of the National Sample Survey shows that 70% of agricultural households in the country have up to 1 hectare (marginal farmers) and their average monthly consumption is more than the total income. This in essence means that 70% of the households are barely surviving in chronic distress with an average expenditure exceeding the average income,” it said.